Update – Missing Person: Latina Trans Woman Africa Otero Died in a Car Accident

Africa Otero

Sadly, Africa Otero did not survive the evening. She was killed in an automobile accident. RIP, Africa. Africa Otero, 26, has not been heard from since 1 AM Sunday, March 20, when she posted a short video on YouTube from inside the Mamajuana club, on the first block of North 9th Street in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. […]

Trans woman Geri Judd shot to death in September 2021, identity comes to light in March 2022

Geri Judd

Geri Judd, a transgender woman, was found shot to death on 28 September 2021 in her apartment in Bossier City, Louisiana. Her death has just come to light because her gender identity was not adequately noted or reported. According to HRC, the Bossier City Police Department found Judd’s body during a welfare check on September 28, […]

UPDATED: Trans Latina Paloma Velasquez Murdered in Houston

On Saturday, February 22, a young Latinx trans woman was found murdered in her home. Her boyfriend returned from work and discovered her body. Reports indicate she had been there alone for hours with no neighbors hearing gunshots.  There was no sign of forced entry. What happened to her? With baited breath, we waited for […]

Martina Caldera, 38, was Killed on December 6, 2021

Martina Caldera was 38-years-old. Martina Caldera, a Latina transgender woman, was found fatally shot in Houston, Texas on December 6, 2021. Caldera’s death is at least the 56th violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. Her death is at least the 6th 2021 homicide to come to light in 2022. Investigators […]

Mayor Gainey Appoints Out Trans Latina Maria Montaño as Press Secretary, Unveils Letterhead With Pronouns

Maria Montaño

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey made a landmark announcement today, sharing that he has appointed Maria Montaño as his Press Secretary. Montaño is an experienced communications professional who brings a lot of talent and wisdom to the position. She also happens to identify as a proud trans, queer, Latinx woman. Montaño is possibly the highest ranking […]

Black Trans Woman Nikai David Fatally Shot in Oakland, California, 50th Trans Victim of 2021

Nikai David

Friends of Nikai David are in shock after learning of her murder this past week. The 33-year-old was a model and aspiring social media influencer who had celebrated her birthday not even a week ago. Police said just after 4 a.m., officers responded to a shooting on Castro Street in West Oakland and found Nikai, […]

Trans Woman Cris Blehar, 65, Murdered in Kentucky in May 2021.

Cris Blehar

Cris Blehar was a 65-year-old white trans woman whose life was taken on May 19, 2021 in the Meade County, Kentucky region. Cris has served our nation and retired from the US Air Force. According to local news, a suspect has been charged with her murder and a trial date has been set for June […]

Black Trans Woman Danyale Johnson, 35, Killed in Memphis

On the literal eve of the Trans Day of Remembrance comes word of another loss, the 48th trans neighbor swept up in the campaign of terror acknowledged on TDoR. A 35-year-old Black trans woman was killed by gunshot on Sunday, November 7 in Memphis, Tennessee. Danyale Johnson was found in a parking lot around 1 […]

Black Trans Woman Angel Naira, 36, Killed in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Angel Naira Transgender

UPDATED On the cusp of the 2021 Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), Western Pennsylvania has lost a fourth trans person to the campaign of terror haunting the lives of our trans, nonbinary, and gendernonconforming neighbors. Angel Naira, 36, was found dead from gunshot injuries in her Aliquippa home in Beaver County. Police responded to a […]

25-Year-Old Trans Latina Jenny De Leon Killed in Tampa, Florida

Jenny De Leon was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She grew up in in Town ‘n Country, Florida and most recently moved to Tampa. Jenny was 25-years-old and in her sister’s words “beginning her life as Jenny.” On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, her body was discovered by Tampa police around 6 AM. They are actively […]